May 2003

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Seven Ways to Help Your Hospital Stay in Business

Implementing an EMR System: One Clinic's Experience

Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement

Caring for Frequent-Visit Patients


Editor's Page

Perverse Incentives, Perverted System
Robert L. Edsall

Getting Paid

An Update on the E/M Codes and Documentation Guidelines
Kent J. Moore

Improving Patient Care

Group Visits 101
Sue Houck ; Charles Kilo ; John C. Scott


Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer
Matt Lewis

Balancing Act

Forget About Time Management
Pamela J. Vaccaro


Affirming a Difficult Choice

Electronic MOM Care Forms

PDA Software Features

Anticipating Open Access

Expanding the Role of Nurses

Coding & Documentation

Documenting Observation and AdmissionDefining an E/M ServiceNDC Numbers on ClaimsPharmacologic ManagementMini Mental Status Exam


Supreme Court Affirms "Any Willing Provider" LawGoing the Extra MileGet Specific With Your PraiseFamily Practice Match Numbers Continue to DeclineDoctors, Hospitals Try New Response to Medical Errors


Transition to Open AccessMedicare Secondary Payer FormsBilling for Temporary PhysiciansDocumentation Forms for Preventive Exams

Practice Diary

Office Manager for a DayLife InsuranceA Friend in Need II

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